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    I had a few minutes to burn a few thoughts. I'm not going to say be patient we will get to the promise land soon or we will drastically improve and become a contender, NO. I'm not "Johnny come lately." I have sat through blowouts at candlestick and been escorted out by inebriated annoying whiner fans with horns, bells and whistles, not good experience. I have been arrested at Anaheim Stadium for confrontation with Raider player and fans, blowout at home, not good. I have also sat through games at home where Redskins and their fans completely took over our house!!! NOT GOOD!!! People in my neighborhood, school, work and other places heckle me "The Lambs!"

    When the Raiders played in LA my former associates took to them and would invite me to their games. THEY WON SUPERBOWL! Still I couldn't turn to the dark side, didn't feel right. I stuck to my team through adversity, even the ultimate heartbreak... they moved.

    The GSOT era awakened a new spirit within me, a victorious one. Now ridicule turned to hate, colleagues would wish painful injury upon Warner and Faulk. Now people took me serious.

    I'm sorry if some here feel they can't take it no more enduring disappointing seasons. Believe me if you walk away and put on another teams jersey it will not make you happier. What will? Going back to why you like this team. The presence of gold horns on the field. Even if we score ONE TD ALL SEASON savor it, there is no better feeling.

    Our new motto will be "together we suffer as one we triumph!" Keep your heads up and enjoy the small moments. I do not take pleasure in the exultation of a mighty one, but the overcoming of adversity from the lowly.

    Together We Suffer as One We Triumph!

    It's Jim not Chris

  • #2
    Re: Rams Fan Brethren

    >>>>>> Feel free to share a few encouraging thoughts <<<<<

    It's Jim not Chris


    • #3
      Re: Rams Fan Brethren

      For some years now (ever since ive been of legal age) id go the bar on Sunday with a bunch of my friends. Most of them Were buccaneers fans, there would be a few steelers fans(for some reason tampa has a lot of fans of Phili teams), some cowboys fan, a saint fan and a couple other teams here and there.

      Id always be supporting my Rams, after a while, my friends really would stop asking me how the rams did, cause they already knew they were gonna lose, some sunday one might ask howd the rams do? and ofc id have to tell how they got there ass kicked in or at the end of the season theyd ask and id have to tell them what our horrible record was and no, they definatly were not going to the playoffs.

      People would ask me why im a rams fan, and id tell them what i tell everyone, when the rams moved to stl, i jumped on board and became a rams fan and a football fan. they usually just look at me like mk....but why not the bucs? idk, never felt close with them i guess. I do root for the bucs, they are my #2 team, but mainly cause i dont like the falcon/saints/panthers and i grew up in tampa. They never came close to being my #1 team and never will, i dont love them, i love the rams, and always have and always will. The rams moving to stl was new for them and new for me. Stl is there home for me and always will be. I will never abandon this team and never thought about it even once, even when im surrounded by fans of other teams and not one of my friends or family that i grew up with like the rams. so next time one of my buddies asks me mockingly how my rams are doin? ill tell them the truth, Not so good right now, but we'll get there.

      Together We Suffer as One We Triumph!


      • #4
        Re: Rams Fan Brethren

        ...When you ain't got nothin' (no expectations),
        you got nothin' to lose (no disappointment).

        What a p.o.s. decade.

        SB followed by 5 years of paying for players no longer on the team,
        that SOB Vermiel retiring,
        palace intrigue that makes Machiavelli look like Jimmy Carter,
        a decade of drafting D-linemenn with no hits,
        drafting in the top 5 for five years of the highest rookie salaries in the history of the NFL,
        constant injuries to the only players worth a ****,
        finally getting a great (rookie) QB who has to learn 2 systems in as many years,
        2 total busts at RT, (after LETTING FRED MILLER GO - WHY?),
        paying through the ass for bad interior lineman,
        Warner getting ****canned and thriving,

        and regardless of coaching, management, drafts, solar eclipses, terrorist attacks, wars, types of field turf,
        uniforms, and fan support or lack thereof, we've seen the same **** on the field for ten ******* years.

        Deny if you want, but it's true. And I'm a fan, and always will be.


        • #5
          Re: Rams Fan Brethren

          Been a Rams fan since 1998 (kindergarten to be precise). I was an innocent little kid who liked the Rams because of their throwback uniforms and was hooked ever since. Coincidentally, they won their Super Bowl a year after I became a fan of this team and it was a dose of bliss being a part of this team.. this community.. this family... Times are tough, it's not our time this year, maybe next season but we should expect good karma to come back with us, the football gods once again test our faith on this team and it's a hard pill to swallow but I'll keep moving forward through thick and lots of thin. The Pats had it tough for them before Kraft became their owner and look where they are now. Kroenke will lead us to the promised land, we just need the patience and hopefully he understands the dynamics of football in the management and coaching field to lead us there...

          Until then.. GO RAMS!!!

          ♪ R.I.P. Nujabes ♫


          • #6
            Re: Rams Fan Brethren

            Originally posted by fliptalianstallion View Post
            Been a Rams fan since 1998 (kindergarten to be precise). I was an innocent little kid who liked the Rams because of their throwback uniforms and was hooked ever since. Coincidentally, they won their Super Bowl a year after I became a fan of this team and it was a dose of bliss being a part of this team.. this community.. this family... Times are tough, it's not our time this year, maybe next season but we should expect good karma to come back with us, the football gods once again test our faith on this team and it's a hard pill to swallow but I'll keep moving forward through thick and lots of thin. The Pats had it tough for them before Kraft became their owner and look where they are now. Kroenke will lead us to the promised land, we just need the patience and hopefully he understands the dynamics of football in the management and coaching field to lead us there...

            Until then.. GO RAMS!!!
            When this season is over, is it rightfully time to start promoting:

            In Kroenke we trust!!!

            he has built all his teams up he has owned, whats to say it wont happen with the rams either?


            • #7
              Re: Rams Fan Brethren

              Going even further back ...

              Tony Banks era
              Lawrence Phillips
              Losing Kevin Greene
              Losing Jerome Bettis
              Not getting it done w/ Everett, Ellard and Flipper

              That would be at least 2 pos decades :disapointed:
              If a team won their division seven straight times, that would be a NFL record. Now add on that team did it with seven different QB's in seven straight years,that record is unbeatable. To do that feat, you must of had a great Defense. Jack Youngblood was the captain of that defense.


              • #8
                Re: Rams Fan Brethren

                Originally posted by fliptalianstallion View Post
                the football gods once again test our faith on this team and it's a hard pill to swallow
                As a regular reader of TMQ, Easterbrook is big on the "football gods"; and I'ts facinating to observe this world (football) from the perspective of "from above". They're watching.

                Look what's happening in the world of baseball right now. Baseball gods? Yes, me thinks.
                Look away. I'm hideous. __ Cozmo Kramer


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                • ljcrayton
                  Tired of being a Rams fan
                  by ljcrayton
                  I'm not a bandwagon fan. I am from the STL and I root for the Rams because as a kid, it was the talk around town. Everywhere you turned, it was all about the LA Rams moving to STL. We were happy to have a football team and were hoping if they were anything like our Cardinals, it was going to be on helluva ride.

                  4 years later, something magical happened. I was only in the 8th grade and our hometown was scared when Trent Green went down. They thought no one would watch or buy tickets. So believe it or not, dominoes stepped in. They made a deal when Kurt Warner was named starter that they would take a dollar off for every touchdown the rams scored. I remember the second week of the season, they scored 5 TD's and a pizza was 2 bucks.

                  Unless something like this happens, I no longer have a reason to watch football. I know some of you older fans are thinking this younger generation gives up to easy but lets be serious.

                  In 2010, we had a chance to get to the playoffs. All we had to do was go 8-8 and we couldn't do it. Our division was the laughing stock. All teams made changes and let me see....The Whiners and Seahawks are in the talk every year about the Superbowl and the Cardinals won 10 games and are now leading our division and look at the Rams.

                  We have an old school minded coach who seems to get out coached in every game unless he pulls out some special teams tricks. This is an offensive league period. All defensive minded coaches are looking terrible and Fisher is no exception to the rule. His overall record as a coach is barely over .500. What in the blue hell was he supposed to do in STL?

                  I am officially ashamed to be a Rams fan. I haven't touched my Jerseys, my Rams snuggy, my giant sign that reads "Rams Drive," or my Rams coffee cup. I have a co worker that's a Whiner fan and another that's a Cardinals fan and I find myself leaving and actually doing work when football is mentioned. (Doesn't help my boss is a Cowboys fan....)

                  People actually feel sorry for me when I say I'm a Rams fan. They genuinely look sorry in the face and it freaking sucks. 5 years ago, I was still having hope even at 2-14. Now, I've just given up. The Rams is just a bunch of excuses with a coach who "can't get with the times."

                  You can talk about the Jags or Raiders all you want but we are the worst. We were in the same situation as the Whiners, Cardinals, and Seahawks and in the EXACT SAME AMOUNT OF TIME AND 3 EXTRA 1ST ROUND PICKS we are the same pathetic team and they are all playoff worthy.

                  ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP! No more optimism. We've been waiting for 11 years for this mysterious thing called "next season" but in the end, next season ends up being last season over and over and over and over and over and over again. Seems like STL is where football players go to die. Tavon Austin needs to leave so he can...
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                • NJ Ramsfan1
                  Would be interested in everyone's take
                  by NJ Ramsfan1
                  There are no two words guaranteed to stir the pot and enrage followers of a certain team like the words "True Fan". When one's loyalty is questioned or someone accuses someone else of being "less a fan" because they don't agree with them on a variety of issues, it is the equivalent of hitting below the belt. When phrases like "See Ya", "Don't let the Door hit you in the ***", Goodbye and Good Riddance" are thrown about, it is both insulting and juvenile.

                  I submit to you the following scenarios:

                  1. A guy decides to avoid being a slave to the television each Sunday and do something constructive instead of watching bad football. He chooses to play with his kids, do yard work, go to the gym or whatever. Can he no longer call himself a Rams fan?
                  2. A guy decides to cancel his NFL ticket package because he doesn't want to pay good money for the "privilege" of being ticked off during Rams football in light of their 6 wins over the past three seasons. Is he no longer a true fan?
                  3. A guy with Rams season tickets decides to give his tickets away/ sell at a reduced rate and not go to the games. Is he no longer a "True Rams Fan"?
                  4. A guy pays $100.00 to go see the Rams on the road. The team is down 38-0 AT THE HALF. He elects to go home with 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter to resist the urge of killing idiot home fans while watching a non-effort. Is he no longer a true fan? (By the way, this was me at last yrs. Rams-Jets disaster- the worst football game this franchise has ever played).
                  5. Absolutely sick to death from losing and not having anything to cheer about, a fan rips the team and/or individual players/management on this forum or elsewhere. He is more negative than positive because there is much more negative than positive happening on the field, and it is his way to vent. Is he now considered less of a fan?

                  I'm sorry, but in my opinion, if you answered anything other than "NO" to any of the above, you have it wrong. As far as I'm concerned, everyone on this board is a true fan for coming on here and commenting on this weekly gut ache called Rams football.

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                • RamOfDenmark
                  Anyone seriously thought about switching teams?
                  by RamOfDenmark
                  Alright, this is going to be a touchy subject obviously. Many or most of us aren't from the St. Louis area so we don't have that geographical connection to the team to keep us loyal. Even for those from the St. Louis area maybe the geographical factor is not as large as you'd think. The Rams have only been in town since '95 it's not like it's a long tradition that goes back generations in each family in the area with season tickets being inherited as it is in many other cities. It also looks increasingly likely that the team will soon move on to greener pastures, it has worn out its welcome years ago and at some point management is going to want a fresh start in a new market.

                  So how did we end up Rams fans then? Personally I really liked what I was seeing from Vermiel, Martz, Warner, Faulk, Bruce and so on. I joined the ranks of Rams fans partially based on us winning a lot of games, but also based on the way we were playing. Gung-ho offense a never-give-up attitude and unflinching belief that even if our D sucked and we were down 20 points we could still put up 3 fast TD's and steal the game. That's the way it was, it was exciting even when we lost. As long as we were playing exciting football, competing and leaving it all in the ring I was a happy fan even if we sometimes lost games we shouldn't.

                  But today that's different. It's not just about us being a losing team. We've been a bad team for a few years now and I think we can all handle that (otherwise we'd have jumped ship years ago when the GSOT faded). Where it gets more serious is when it comes to ownership and management. As I said I think we can all accept to have a team that sometimes loses more than it wins, we can accept bad players, they can be replaced, there's always next year's draft right? A bad coach can be replaced quickly, as we'll soon see. But at least to me it's much harder to accept that we have an owner who doesn't give a crap and a completely incompetent set of managers in charge of the organisation. Lawyers and accountants making football decisions, friends hiring friends, no accountability at the top.

                  Players and coaches come and go, but owners and management can stay for decades and decades, and if they're as bad as ours they can almost assure that we will be, on average, among the bottom teams in the league and continue to make mind-boggingly stupid decisions. Sure sometimes everything comes together as it did in '99, but I'm increasingly realising what a crazy fluke that was. Ownership and management are incompetent, there is no nice way to say it but it's true. Our brief taste of success for a few seasons between the debacle of the 90's and our current situation really was a case of the blind chicken stumbling upon a corn by pure accident.

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                • supachump
                  100% Support from this FAN
                  by supachump
                  I debated with myself if I should post this. Surely some of the so called "fans" that have given up on the Rams will have some sort of witty reply. However, I've felt an overwhelming urge to post something.

                  The Rams are in a sorry state right now. The front office is making bad decisions, the coach doesn't seem up to the job, our defense is unable to hold it together for an entire game, and our front line isn't protecting the Q-Back making him nervous and unable to find a rhythm.

                  A lot is wrong. But what is right is that the Rams are my team, and for a lot of you on this board, your team as well. Fans have the right to complain and want something better, but a fan should also stick with them and look at the positives no matter how few there seem to be at this particular moment. Contrary to a lot of you, based on the posts I've been reading, I could reluctantly accept another terrible season and another after that and another after that. No, I don't like the abuse and I do want something more, but I stick by my team no matter the outcome.

                  I don't expect everyone to feel the same way and I know that everyone reacts differently. But what I see, as bad as things seem, is a slight improvement from week 1 to week 2. This is what keeps me going. And I do think the team looked slightly better this week. Even if they play even worse next week, I'll still be here and still be a fan, because there is always hope. And when a team is down, this is what makes a fan. And the true test of a fan at that.

                  People with different opinions are welcome on this board is far as I'm concerned. That is what sparks good debate and what could help me something that I wouldn't see otherwise. But when someone becomes so negative that the only thing that comes out of their mouth (fingers?) is down right hatred and they are only sticking around here to spread that hatred. And by their own admission, are no longer a fan and unwilling to follow the team. Well, that's your decision and I support it, but why do you stick around here and continue posting such garbage? Do you feel a need to try and convince more people to join your Anti-Rams social club?

                  I applaud the fans that are sticking behind their team in these bad times. I even applaud the unhappy ones that are overwhelmed with anger, but still hold out a glimmer of hope and remain a fan.

                  Even more so, to the Rams themselves (not that they are listening), but I support you 100%, even in this bad time. You are my team and I stand behind you, just as I would a member of my family. Good times and bad.
                  -09-15-2008, 08:58 AM
                • AvengerRam_old
                  The Rams are evolving. The Fan Base should too!
                  by AvengerRam_old
                  Yesterday, we learned that James Laurinaitis has a chest injury. At this point, it appears that the injury is relatively minor. However, regardless of how this plays out, I was somewhat taken aback by the knee-jerk response of several Rams fans.

                  Within moments of the injury report, many fans (here and on other sites), went immediately into “Chicken Little” mode – exclaiming that the sky was falling and postulating that the Rams’ interest in Ben Leber must be viewed as proof that JL’s injury is more significant than the reports indicate.

                  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this reaction. Years of futility and frustration has clearly impacted the fan base. Indeed, it has gotten to the point at which the term SOSAR (“Same Old Sorry A__ Rams”) is no longer a mere insult uttered by the fans of rivals, but rather is a term commonly utilized by Rams fans themselves.

                  My question is… shouldn’t we be moving on from that mindset?

                  While nobody knows exactly what the future holds, even the most pessimistic fan should feel compelled to acknowledge the positive indicators. The Rams have a new QB who was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. They have drafted solid players, if not emerging stars, at key spots such as OT, TE, DE, MLB and CB. They have a new owner with DEEEEEEP pockets. They have a coaching staff/Front Office that seems to be truly hitting its stride. They have upgraded their roster with key free agent acquisitions. And… on the field… they went from one win in 2009 to seven in 2010.

                  Simply put, these are not Skip Rosenbloom’s Mother’s St. Louis Rams. This is a new team that has a lot of promise.

                  As fans, we should not wear blinders or… worse yet… “rose-colored glasses.” It is entirely legitimate to be concerned about the tough upcoming schedule, the inevitable loss of players to injury, and the remaining holes in the roster.

                  But shouldn’t that be tempered by a bit of faith? A bit of optimism? A bit of hope?

                  I know what some of you will say: “there goes Av again… telling fans how they should think.” Well, to those who would respond in such a manner, let me be frank.

                  The Rams do NOT have the most loyal fan base in all of sports. I wish they did, but they don’t. I’d like to see the fan base strive to climb that list, and I think now is the perfect time to start.
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